Remi Olatunbosun graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 1972. He stayed on at Manchester to complete an MSc before moving on to the University of Birmingham to join the Automotive Research Group in 1974. He was awarded a PhD in 1976 for his work on the dynamic performance of vehicle body structures.
Before joining the University of Birmingham in 1988, Remi Olatunbosun had taught Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lagos, Nigeria (1976-1988), during which time he was a consultant to Volkswagen of Nigeria. He had also worked for the British Leyland Cars from 1978 to 1979 as a research and development engineer with responsibility for Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) performance on the LC10 project.
He joined the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow in the Automotive Engineering Centre in 1988, with responsibility for managing research and consultancy projects with the automotive industry and helped to establish the centre’s reputation with NVH development work done on the Jaguar XJ40.
He was appointed to a lectureship position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1994 and subsequently Senior Lecturer and Head of the Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory.
Remi Olatunbosun taught Automotive Engineering to undergraduate and postgraduate students and through his research on tyre dynamics, vehicle ride and handling and vehicle structural dynamics analysis, he has worked extensively on funded research with UK Automotive OEMs such as Rolls Royce, Ford, Jaguar, LandRover and MG-Rover as well as Tier 1 suppliers such as Dunlop Tyres, TRW, Michelin Tyres, Goodyear Tyres etc.
He retired in 2018 and was appointed Honorary Senior Fellow. He continues to do research on intelligent tyres, vehicle ride and handling, electric hybrid vehicles and vehicle durability assessment/testing